September 24, 2017

Drone Boon @ Wallops Island

Wallops Island

NASA predicts drone traffic could increase 10-fold at Wallops Island.

DoD Faces Possible Year-long Emergency Spending Measure

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DoD may have to operate under a year-long emergency spending measure that will leave it short on funds.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.

DHS Testing Employee Phishing Smarts

Homeland Security employees are getting extra scrutiny to see if they are able to spot and reject phishing attempts.

Navy Pilots Face Second Low Promotion Year

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For a second year, Navy promotes fewer than 60% of in-zone aviation lieutenants, forcing an abrupt end of career for some officers.

Compass Systems Back Again at Black Dart

Compass Systems at Black Dart 2015

Black Dart’s live UAS exercises, again spotlight a UAV flown by Compass Systems, Inc. of Lexington Park, MD.

Compass UAS Participates in Black Dart 2015

Compass Systems at Black Dart 2015

DoD’s live-fire, counter-UAS demonstrations at Magu Point included a UAS from Lexington Park, MD headquartered Compass Systems.

Laser Tech’s Bumpy DoD History May Be Leveling

The THEL Pointer Tracker at the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Big promises and failed expectations has limited DoD’s laser technology advances, but that may be changing.

War Becomes More Complicated

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Cyber war, hybrid war, terrorism, space security; more battlefronts than ever confront the US military; policy makers struggle to build readiness.

Unmanned Doesn’t Mean Fewer Aircraft Jobs

It can take up to 150 people, from repairmen to analysts, to fly a drone over Iraq and Syria.